Pubic Hair

Pubic hair is the hair in the frontal genital area of adolescent and adult humans, located on and around the sex organs, the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the thighs, in the pubic region around the pubis bone.

Although fine vellus hair is present in the area in childhood, pubic hair is considered to be the heavier, longer and coarser hair that develops during puberty as an effect of rising levels of androgens. Pubic hair is therefore part of the androgenic hair (or body hair) and is a secondary sex characteristic.

Hair does not in itself have any intrinsic sexual value other than the attributes given to it by individuals in a cultural context. Some cultures are ambivalent in relation to particular body hair, with some being regarded as attractive while others being regarded as unaesthetic. Many cultures regard pubic hair to be erotic. In most cultures, both men and women are expected to cover their pubic hair at all times, but sometimes this is because it is associated with genitalia.

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Androgenic Hair - Growth Distribution - Pubic
... Pubic hair is a collection of coarse hair found in the pubic region ... during copulation, and prefers the explanation that pubic hair acts as a scent trap ... are first inhabited by shorter, lighter vellus hairs that are next to invisible and only begin to develop into darker, thicker pubic hair at puberty ...
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... Based on the pubic hair that Christie collected from his victims, it has been speculated that he was responsible for more murders than those carried out at 10 Rillington Place ... Christie claimed that the four different clumps of hair in his collection came from his wife and the three bodies discovered in the kitchen alcove, but only one matched the hair type on those bodies, Ethel ... which had by then decomposed into skeletons, there was still one remaining clump of hair unaccounted for—it could not have come from Beryl Evans, as no pubic hair had been removed from her body ...
Bikini Waxing
... Bikini waxing is the epilation of pubic hair in and around the pubic region, commonly by women, by the use of wax ... With certain styles of women's swimwear, pubic hair may become visible around the crotch area of a swimsuit ... Visible pubic hair is widely culturally disapproved of and considered to be embarrassing, and so is at times removed ...
Pubic Hair - Styling - Styles
... Some people modify their pubic hair as an expression of their style or lifestyle ... Natural and untrimmed pubic hair ... Extends onto thighs American wax—hair limited to the bikini area ...
History - Playmate Firsts
... and Madeleine Collinson (Misses October 1970) First Playmate to show clearly visible pubic hair Liv Lindeland (Miss January 1971) First Playmate to pose for a full frontal nude centerfold Marilyn Cole (Miss ... Misses December 1998) First Playmate without pubic hair Dalene Kurtis (Miss September 2001) First Playboy Cyber Girl to become Playmate Stephanie Heinrich (Miss October 2001) is the first Cyber Girl of the ...

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